Legitimacy and Citizenship in the Arab World

Kurdish Political and Civil Movements in Syria and the Question of Representation

Kurdish Political and Civil Movements in Syria and the Question of Representation

 

By Dr Mohamad Hasan

Researcher with the Conflict and Civil Society Research Unit in the Department of International Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

 

This paper presents an overview of the background and motives of the Kurdish cause in Syria, the political and civil movements that have emerged so as to express the demands of this cause, and the problematic representation within the Kurdish circles as well as in international forums, especially in relation to the current political process. The paper is based on several primary and secondary sources, including some interviews conducted by the author with a number of Syrian Kurds.

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Lebanon needs the rule of law, not the rule of sect

By Dr Jinan Al-Habbal

One of our research strands is the examination of the lack of independence in the judiciary and its impact on hindering accountability and democracy in Lebanon. This research is led by Dr Jinan Al-Habbal who summarises her work in this blog.